The 12 Best Coffee Shops in Leeds

The 12 Best Coffee Shops in Leeds

Leeds
Since I've started working for myself, and like many others who are self-employed, I've started frequenting Leeds' coffee shops and cafés a lot more. I put a fair amount of thought into which of Leeds' coffee shops and cafés I visit - if you've read any of my foodie posts before or are aware of my business, Leeds Food Tours (no apologies for the shameless plug), you'll know that supporting small, independent businesses is high on my agenda. As a result, you're unlikely to find me in a Starbucks, Costa or Caffè Nero. Here's my thoughts on Leeds' best coffee shops and cafés, based in the city centre.
Harome from Home: The Luxurious Pheasant Hotel

Harome from Home: The Luxurious Pheasant Hotel

Harome
When you arrive at a hotel and, before you even set foot inside, you're greeted by the softest, most angelic puppy, you know it's meant to be! Well this is how my overnight stay at The Pheasant Hotel in Harome began, and the joy that I felt in meeting that puppy certainly set a precedent for how the rest of my stay would be.

Hi, I'm Nell. I’m a Leeds based travel blogger creating content to inspire you to make the most of your weekends, limited annual leave and hard-earned cash by writing about part-time, mid-budget travel. Here you'll find posts about city breaks, hiking trips and tales of food and wine.

All Killer, No Filler: The Star Inn at Harome

All Killer, No Filler: The Star Inn at Harome

Harome
I'd wanted to dine at The Star Inn at Harome ever since I'd popped in for a glass of wine and a Yorkshire pudding snack - the best snack I've ever eaten, with the richest, stickiest, and most divine gravy poured on top - during a weekend trip to nearby Helmsley. I knew they offered a tasting menu, and if their Yorkshire pudding and gravy were anything to go by, it would be absolutely mind blowing.

Having now experienced the tasting menu, I can confirm that it's truly outstanding. I'd even go as far as saying it's the best meal I've ever had! So here's my review of our meal at The Star Inn at Harome.

The Best Thing to Do in Leeds: Leeds Food Tours

The Best Thing to Do in Leeds: Leeds Food Tours

Leeds
This is a very exciting blog post for me, because I'm introducing my own business - Leeds Food Tours. Those of you who follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook will probably already be aware of Leeds Food Tours as I haven't shut up about it, but if you're new to Adventures with Nell or finding this on Google then let me proudly introduce you the newest (and best!) thing to do in Leeds.
A Day Trip to Liverpool With National Express

A Day Trip to Liverpool With National Express

Liverpool
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Hands up if you constantly crave a weekend away but have neither the time nor the money?! Well this is where the day trip comes into it's own. Just head over to a new city bright and early, spend the day exploring the tourist attractions, stop for a long lunch and a glass of wine or two, and get to know the city's personality in just a few hours. This weekend I did exactly that, with a day trip to Liverpool with National Express. Let me tell you a little about my experience with National Express, before giving you a few ideas of what to do if you're taking a trip to Liverpool.
A Serendipitous Night in Dalby Forest (Plus Things to Do Nearby)

A Serendipitous Night in Dalby Forest (Plus Things to Do Nearby)

Dalby Forest
Oh Yorkshire, why are you so beautiful? As much as I love living in the centre of Leeds, I also love the fact that there is so much more to explore in Yorkshire, all of it beautiful. I don't get to experience it as much as I would like to because a) I don't have a car so I either need to use public transport or hire a car; and b) I often find it cheaper to get a short-haul flight and a cheap hotel abroad than to stay somewhere in the UK. But when I do have a 'staycation' in Yorkshire it's always fabulous - and one of my favourites was at a stunning cabin in Dalby Forest where I spent a snowy February night between exploring the surrounding area.
67 Things to Do in Leeds City Centre

67 Things to Do in Leeds City Centre

Leeds
Leeds is a wonderful city. It's the 3rd biggest city in the UK, yet it feels welcoming and homely. It's easy to get to being just two hours from London and Edinburgh, 20 minutes from York and an hour from Manchester by train, and with it's own airport. It's full of history, culture, food and shopping and the people are oh-so-friendly! Whatever your interests, and whether you live in the Leeds, are visiting for the day or travelling for a longer trip, there are so many things to do in Leeds without even leaving the city centre. So here is my list of 67 things to do in Leeds city centre, with a warning that the food and drink section is by far the largest.
A Guide to Planning, Booking and Walking the West Highland Way

A Guide to Planning, Booking and Walking the West Highland Way

Scotland
The West Highland Way is a long distance walk that runs through the Scottish Highlands, from Milngavie (just north of Glasgow) to Fort William and takes just over a week. The route is 151km/ 96 miles long and offers a variety of landscapes including lakes, mountains and moors. Although long, it's not a hugely difficult walk and there are no technical sections so its achievable for most walkers. It's well marked out as well so perfect for when I distract my Dad from his navigation with my incessant chatter.
Things To Do In Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Things To Do In Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Helmsley
I might be a little biased, but everyone knows that Yorkshire is the best county, right? It has buzzing cities, pretty market towns, beautiful countryside, friendly folk and great beer. And we can't forget Yorkshire puddings! Hemsley is one of my favourite places in Yorkshire to visit for a weekend: it's a market town in the North Yorkshire Moors National park and full of cosy pubs but with plenty of other things to entertain you too. Here are my top things to do in Helmsley, North Yorkshire.
Crib Goch and Snowdon: Where to Stay, What to Expect, Where to Eat

Crib Goch and Snowdon: Where to Stay, What to Expect, Where to …

Wales
I'd never been to Wales before, but in preparation for our Italian High Level Route trip in a couple of months, daddy Miller suggested a sprint up Crib Goch and Snowdon. I was a little apprehensive because it was such a long way to travel from Leeds for one day of hiking, especially when the Yorkshire countryside is stunning enough for me, but I can now confirm that it was 100% worth it!
Sleeping on the Caledonian Sleeper: A Guest Post

Sleeping on the Caledonian Sleeper: A Guest Post

Did you know that blogging is actually a genetic trait? That's right, and today I'm publishing a guest post from my wonderful blogger mum, Christine. When mum mentioned that she was going on the Caledonian Sleeper to Shetland, I was mega intrigued and over the moon when she agreed to write a guest post for Adventures With Nell all about it. Enjoy!
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